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Our Physicians & Providers
ONE Vida Dr. Norma

Norma GL Cooney, MD, FACEP

Medical Aesthetics, Wellness and Health Optimization, and Advanced Infusion Therapy

Dr. Norma Cooney has been practicing medicine for over 15 years and is board certified in Emergency Medicine.  In addition to possessing expertise in healing modalities and resuscitation, Dr. Cooney has held a number of key leadership roles at local, regional, and national levels.  Dr. Cooney has an academic appointment as Assistant Professor and has authored a number of articles in medical journals as well as a number of medical textbook chapters.  Dr. Cooney received her aesthetics training in New York City and focuses her work on ensuring total client assessment to ensure a multidisciplinary approach to meet the specific needs of every client.  

Dr. Norma enjoys spending time with family, watching TheCooneyBoys play football, wrestle, play lacrosse, and perform in the jazz band and full band.  She enjoys walks and being outdoors with the Cooney Dogs and family.  Dr. Norma has a passion for helping others live their dreams and is an unstoppable positive force.  She uses her superpower for good and enjoys seeing others make their dreams into reality.

ONE Vida Dr. Derek

Derek R Cooney, MD, FACEP

Medical Aesthetics, Wellness and Health Optimization, and Advanced Infusion Therapy

Dr. Cooney has over 15 years as a practicing physician with board certifications in Emergency Medicine and EMS Medicine, and an academic appointment as a tenured Associate Professor.  He has his own textbook and has authored numerous articles and book chapters.  Dr. Cooney also has experience in local, regional, and national leadership positions and has earned numerous awards and honors including the being the recipient of the 2019 Excellence in Medicine Award.  Dr. Cooney graduated from Texas A&M College of Medicine and completed residency and fellowship at the prestigious Scott & White Memorial Hospital.  Dr. Derek Cooney possesses a wealth of experience which he brings to the team at ONE Vida.  Dr. Cooney is an expert in resuscitation and fluid management and received his initial aesthetics training in New York City.

Dr. Derek enjoys teaching classes with Dr. Norma and his brother, Dr. Damon Cooney who is a board-certified plastic surgeon, Associate Professor, and Vice-Chair of his department.  Dr. Derek also enjoys watching their 4 boys play sports and perform in musical groups.  Dr. Derek also serves the community as a part time police officer and is a talented YouTube youth sports "broadcaster". 

ONE Vida Dr. Elfar

Mohamed SA Elfar, MD, FACS

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Dr. Elfar is a highly trained, skilled, and experienced surgeon and holds multiple board certifications including Plastic Surgery, Surgery, and Surgical Critical Care.  Dr. Elfar is a graduate of the Medical School of Suez Canal University in Egypt. After graduation, he completed a surgical residency and was in private practice of plastic and general surgery for several years prior to coming to the United States.  In 2001, Dr. Elfar joined the Department of Plastic Surgery at the University of California-Irvine as a research fellow.

Dr. Elfar completed his Burn Surgery fellowship at Shriners Hospital-UTMB and his General Surgery residency training at Methodist Hospital of Weill - Cornell University. Dr. Elfar trained in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Cooper University Hospital of Rowan University.

Dr. Elfar is an Adjunct Professor at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine and an Assistant Professor at SUNY Upstate Medical University in New York.

ONE Vida Chris Feliu

Chris Feliu, NP

Medical Aesthetics, Wellness and Health Optimization, and Advanced Infusion Therapy

Chris has many years of clinical and surgical experience and brings her own style and approach to ONE Vida.  Chris sees initial consultations and existing patients and possesses a wealth a knowledge and skill that she brings to the practice.  Drs. Norma and Derek had the honor of participating in some of Chris's early training in Medical Aesthetics.  Chris Feliu, NP maintained her own practice of Aesthetic Medicine and now has recently joined ONE Vida bringing her experience and expertise to the Team!  Chris also assists Drs. Cooney and Dr. Elfar with some of our more specialized procedures and her passion for collaboration and patient-centric practice makes Chris Feliu, NP a truly special member of our ONE Vida Team!

Our Amazing Staff Members
ONE Vida Nurse Mel the Health Coach

Melissa Guernsey, RN

Health Enrichment, and Advanced Infusion Therapy

Melissa is a Registered Nurse and Health Coach with over 10 years in healthcare collectively, working as a CCHT and ED Technician prior to attending nursing school. Melissa attended St. Elizabeth College of Nursing and graduated with her ADN in 2018. Immediately after school she was accepted into a local hospital’s GN to RN residency program for the Emergency Department. After working 3 years locally, Melissa did 1 year of travel nursing. After that year, Melissa realized she had a fire in her soul to provide the community with knowledge on preventative healthcare measures and options for a healthier lifestyle. Melissa knew Dr. Norma Cooney from working together in a local Emergency Department, fatefully they reconnected and shared their passions for improving the lifestyles of others while educating and supporting their wellness journey. 

In Melissa’s free time she enjoys being with her family and friends, being outdoors, hunting, sports and reading a great book.

ONE Vida Nurse Erin

Erin Vollmer, RN

Health Enrichment, and Advanced Infusion Therapy

Erin is a Registered Nurse with many years of experience including serving as the nurse manager at the Baker Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

In Erin’s free time she enjoys being with her family and friends.

ONE Vida Nurse Nena

Nena LaLonde, RN

Health Enrichment, and Advanced Infusion Therapy

Nena is a Registered Nurse with over 2 years of healthcare experience. Nena graduated from Pomeroy College of Nursing at Crouse Hospital in 2021. She then went on to become an Emergency/ Critical Care Nurse at Crouse Hospital in 2021. She specializes in IV Fluid Therapies, and Vitamin Injections. and using her extensive knowledge as a critical care nurse to assess any health and wellness needs.  Nena is driven to ensure your life is optimized, nurtured, and enhanced!

In Nena's spare time, she enjoys being with her dog, hanging out with friends, and shopping.

ONE Vida Nurse Alyssa Aesthetics Nurse Expert

Alyssa Payne, RN

Medical Aesthetics, Health Enrichment, and Advanced Infusion Therapy

Alyssa is a Registered Nurse with expertise in medical aesthetics and IV infusion therapy. Alyssa graduated from Pomeroy College of Nursing at Crouse Hospital in 2019. Alyssa spearheads our comprehensive new client enrollment and takes care to ensure you can get the most out of your time at ONEVida.  Alyssa is an accomplished nurse injector and is well versed in all areas of medical aesthetics, IV fluid therapies, and vitamin injections.

In Alyssa's free time she enjoys living her best life in Florida.

ONE Vida Kassidy Bice

Kassidy Bice, LC/Cosmetic Laser Technician 

Medical Aesthetics, Laser and Light Therapies, Health Enrichment

Kassidy graduated from Continental School of Beauty in 2020 as a Licensed Cosmetologist. She then furthered her education at National Laser Institute in Dallas, TX, becoming a certified Cosmetic Laser Technician in 2021. Although only having 3 years of experience, she has dedicated her time extending her knowledge in HydraFacial's, and Dermaplaning. Kassidy is very passionate about enhancing the natural beauty of your skin, by educating her clients on the importance of skincare and developing a regimen. 

In Kassidy’s free time, she enjoys country concerts and being with friends.

ONE Vida Laser Amy

Amy (Peterpaul) Zwijacz, Cosmetic Laser Technician

Laser and Light Therapies, Health Enrichment

Amy is a Certified Cosmetic Laser Technician who obtained her license in 2013 from National Laser Institute. With over 10 years of experience in the field, she has trained in multiple modalities. Prior to being a part of our team, Amy owned and operated her own MedSpa in Rome, NY. Amy prides herself on giving her clients the safest, yet most effective treatment tailored for each individual. She strives to address each and every one of her clients individual needs, while making sure you are the perfect fit for any laser treatments. 


In Amy's free time she enjoys the outdoors, being in warm weather, and shopping at Trader Joe’s.

ONE Vida Chris Laprate Massage Therapist

Chris LaPrate, Licensed Massage Therapist

Massage Therapy, Corrective Massage, Treatment Planning and Assessments

Chris is a highly sought after and highly regarded massage therapist.  His clients enjoy a full array of massage therapies that are carefully matched to each individual client's specific needs.  Chris also has an excellent knowledge base in the area of medical aesthetics and IV fluid therapies and can tailor his care to align with your other treatment plan components to ensure you get the most out of your ONE Vida journey!

In Chris's free time he enjoys archery, woodworking and drumming. 

The ONE Vida Difference

Physicians working hand and hand with Nurses, Pharmacists, Laser Technicians, Aestheticians, Massage Therapists; Professionals dedicated to supporting and guiding you throughout your Health and Wellness Journey. 

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